2014-04-03 / News

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Marquette to host first ‘Coffee with a Cop’

MARQUETTE – Officers from MSP Negaunee Post, The Marquette Disaster Action Team, and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend the event, which begins Friday at 11 a.m. at Culver’s in Marquette.

“Coffee with a Cop” provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the departments work in Marquette County neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

Women’s club to host social worker speaker

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Social Worker Susan Phillips will be the next GFWC Manistique Women’s Club presenter. She will speak to members and guests about “What You Should Know and Do About Advance Directives for Healthcare”.

The meeting will be held April 8, at noon in the Comfort Inn.

The meeting will also include the club’s annual shower for Bay Cliff Health Camp. Money will be collected to help pay off the mortgage on the camp’s Suds and Duds building.

Former club president Darlene Pruess will install the new board. New officers for the 2014- 16 term are Bonnie Garvin, president; Brenda Fleck, first vice president; Linda Magnuson, second vice president; Eileen Pugh, recording secretary; Mary Leonard, corresponding secretary; Vicki Johnson, treasurer; Kathy White, parliamentarian; with Chris Sanders and Liz Hill, directors. Connie Diller will give the invocation.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Peoples Store until noon, April 7. Tickets will not be available after that time. Visitors and new members are welcome.

For more information, call 341- 1899 or 341-2863.

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